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The Official DYW BOOKLET is here!

The DramaForYouthWork team is are really happy to announce the official Handbook of the project is finally completed and ready to be used by anyone with an interest in theatre and youth work!

It has been a long path since we started the project. Now it is finally a tangible and readable reality and we just only have kind words for all the people involved in its making. Shout out to all the partners involved from On&Off, Crooked House Theatre Company and Biondekbuehne for their commitment and their help at all stages during the process.

Feel free to share it in along in your networks and social media if you find it interesting. We will be very thankful for it!

Multiplier Event in Ireland (Jan ’20)

In late January (from the 20/01/2020 until the 23/01/2020) we came together for another encounter of the Drama for Youth Work project in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Day 1 saw us hashing out the schedule for the Symposium, assigning tasks and later catching up over dinner.

The second day, we drove out to Maynooth University. Peter Hussey (Crooked House Theatre Company) kicked off the Drama for Youth Symposium by introducing the project. His speech was followed by Anne O’ Gorman of the National Youth Council of Ireland Youth Arts Programme, who provided a bit more insight on the impact youth theatre has on young people. After that, Laura O’Riordan (On&Off Theatre) and Lena Gattinger (BiondekBühne) got a bit more specific about issues young people face in Spain and Austria respectively – and presented methods to support them. Maurice Devlin, Head of the Applied Social Studies Department in Maynooth University was up next, putting the input into perspective for the youth workers present. In the afternoon, the youth workers had the opportunity to try out some of the tutorials in small groups, which was then followed by a closing round of feedback.

On the 22nd of January, we got together again for a reflection of the Symposium and discussing the progress of the handbook. After that we enjoyed some time out in Newbridge and a final dinner all together.

Training Course in Ireland (Nov ’19)

For this encounter (from the 28/10/2019 until the 3/11/2019) of the KA2 project Drama for Youth Work the three partner organizations along with local youth workers from each partner country came together in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland for a week-long training course and evaluation of the activities of Drama for Youth Work. Day 1 of the encounter, all the participants met each other and went for dinner in a local restaurant in Newbridge. The next day is when we began the work! Each local youth worker was given time to prepare themselves with some of the video tutorials in order to facilitate the workshop to the rest of the participants. All of the writers were present to watch how their activities were interpreted in order to know what information their activities were lacking, what ways could they make the written material clearer and in how many ways the activities can be varied.

The training course coincided with Halloween, therefore on the 31stit was decided to make a cultural trip to Dublin where the participants were able to enjoy Irish culture and music. After the cultural visit, the decision makers of the project met back together to make the final decisions on the layout of the handbook, after some intense conversations on font and colour scheme, we called it a day and packed up to go home, happy to see each other again.

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First training course in Logroño

From the 1st to the 7th of Febuary the coordinators of Drama for Youth Work will get together in Logroño (Spain) for the second transnational meeting of the project. The partners involved in this meeting will be Crooked House (Ireland), BiondekBühne (Austria) and ON&OFF (Spain).

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Drama for Youth Work is a project funded under the Key Action 2 of the Erasmus+ programme that aims at creating tools so that youth workers can use drama exercises in their daily work to discuss about social inclusion.

In Drama for Youth Work three partner organisations from three different countries will work together for over 2 years to create 44 short films demonstrating how to use particular drama techniques with a range of groups, to produce a comprehensive handbook/manual that describes how to integrate drama techniques with group work on socially inclusive themes and to tailor the films and handbook to meet the needs of youth workers by arranging the material into searchable categories.

During this transnational meeting in Spain the partners will facilitate the communication between the filmmakers while sharing good practises and start the practicing and filming with the youngsters, as well as start editing the results.

First transnational meeting in Baden

From the 2nd to the 5th of November the coordinators of Drama for Youth Work will get together in Baden (Austria) for the first transnational meeting of the project. The partners involved in this meeting will be Crooked House (Ireland), BiondekBühne (Austria) and ON&OFF (Spain).

Drama for Youth Work is a project funded under the Key Action 2 of the Erasmus+ programme that aims at creating tools so that youth workers can use drama exercises in their daily work to discuss about social inclusion.

In Drama for Youth Work three partner organisations from three different countries will work together for over 2 years to create 44 short films demonstrating how to use particular drama techniques with a range of groups, to produce a comprehensive handbook/manual that describes how to integrate drama techniques with group work on socially inclusive themes and to tailor the films and handbook to meet the needs of youth workers by arranging the material into searchable categories.

During this first transnational meeting the partners will plan the next steps of the project, allocate tasks and prepare media and visibility strategies.